Rock & Shop Market Returns to Durham Saturday, December 4, 2010
Event combines North Carolina designers with local bands, beer and food trucks
How do you make a flea market hip? Bring together more than 50 local designers selling everything from hand-forged jewelry to sustainable T-shirts, throw in beer from Fullsteam Brewery, serve up food from trucks such as Only Burger and mix everything together amidst rock tunes at Motorco Music Hall.
The Rock & Shop Market, an indoor fashion, art and music market featuring independent, emerging designers and bands from North Carolina, returns to Durham Saturday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $5. The market, now in its seventh year, will be held at Motorco Music Hall near downtown Durham. Fullsteam, located across the street, will serve drinks for the event, and local food trucks such as Only Burger, Klausie’s Pizza Truck and DaisyCakes cupcakes will circle up in the brewery’s parking lot.
Taking cues from other urban markets across the country such as Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair and Boston’s Bazaar Bizarre, the Rock & Shop Market began in 2004 to support and celebrate the state’s burgeoning indie arts scene of professional designers, artists and musicians. Designers are chosen through a juried application process and hail from across the state, resulting in a diverse mix of fashion, art, jewelry, stationary, furniture and more. Learn more about the Rock & Shop Market online at rockandshopmarket.com, on Twitter @rockandshopmkt and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rockandshopmarket.
About the organizers
The Rock & Shop Market is organized by Raleigh designers Michelle Smith and Regan Wood. The pair also curates window displays in unused storefronts in downtown Raleigh and Durham and offers creative design and marketing services to emerging boutiques and businesses through their joint venture, Sprout & Flourish. Outside of the Rock and Shop Market, Smith also runs indieNC, an online shop and blog that features products from North Carolina artists.